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December 12 2018

5 Fun Facts About Emerald Isle You Might Not Know

It’s never too soon to start planning your next Emerald Isle vacation! If it’s your first time visiting Emerald Isle, some general knowledge about the area can provide insight on what to look out for when you’re here or even help you plan your itinerary. After learning Emerald Isle’s history, town hall wonders, fishing and beach life, be sure to check out our full list of premier vacation rentals. A History that Started on the High Seas Emerald Isle’s history starts with Native Americans who inhabited the Bogue Banks barrier island of what is now North Carolina. They would remain in the area for hundreds of years until the 1700s when colonial settlers arrived. The colonists used the resources around them to their advantage and became fisherman and whalers - eventually turning necessity for food into an economic stronghold for the area. Around this time, the Bogue Banks, including parts ...

December 05 2018

Featured Property of The Week – Vie Sur Mer II West

Vie Sur Mer is a French translation for “life by sea,” or more simply “sea life.” Living just steps away from the shoreline is definitely a lifestyle and is something that can be experienced at this week’s featured property, Vie Sur Mer II West. This three-story oceanfront duplex boasts five bedrooms, five bathrooms and unique architecture that make every corner of this rental property inviting and scenic. Be sure to check out more photos of Vie Sur Mer II West and see why this property was named after living a life by the sea. Chill Life The top floor main living area is open and free-flowing from the living, dining room and kitchen. Warm hardwood floors connect the spaces and compliment the natural light coming in through the large picturesque windows. The ornate columns even provide a finishing touch of old oceanfront style to this stunning property. The living room ...

November 29 2018

7 Reasons Why You Should Vacation in Emerald Isle, NC This Winter

  Looking for a cure to your wintertime blues? A winter getaway that includes a salty sea breeze with sand between your toes might be the perfect solution to combat your winter conditions. The beaches are less busy meaning you are guaranteed to find some great rentals and experience an escape from your regular winter schedule. Here are some of the top seven reasons as to why your next winter vacation should be spent in Emerald Isle, NC! Relax During the Off-season on Bogue Banks Off-season on Bogue Banks is a secret Emerald Isle treasure few know about. During the summer season, Bogue Banks is a popular destination spot for travelers alike for great outdoor activities like fishing and kayaking. However, during the wintertime, you still get to do these awesome activities along with taking in some amazing views. Nature lovers will have extra appreciation for the seclusion Bogue Banks ...

November 21 2018

Fun Things to Do on a Rainy Day in the Outer Banks

  Weather in the southern Outer Banks tends to be unpredictable. While we hope that the weather is favorable during your vacation, grey skies and and an occasional downpour are inevitable. The good news is that you'll find plenty of fun activities and things to do indoors along the Outer Banks to keep the family entertained. Visit the Aquarium The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is a favorite of kids both young and old. The NC Aquarium's biggest attraction is the giant ocean tank where visitors can watch sea turtles, drum and even sharks swimming around. The aquarium also offers a number of interactive activities such as a marine lab, where you can learn about threatened species and a touch tank, where you can get up-close and hand-on with manta rays and prehistoric horshoe crabs. From turtles to sea otters to alligators, the North Carolina Aquarium is well stocked ...

November 13 2018

7 Emerald Isle Vacation Rentals With Stunning Kitchens

There's no doubt that one of the biggest perks of vacation rental properties is having your own kitchen to prepare meals together with your family and friends. So, we're taking a look at the heart of the home and exploring seven Emerald Isle rental properties with stunning kitchens.

November 07 2018

Featured Property of The Week – Celebration

When third-row cottages like this week’s featured property look this good, there’s plenty of reason for Celebration. This three-story, five-bedroom and five-and-a-half-bathroom cottage located in Emerald Isle features breathtaking taking ocean views from the top floor plus a private pool and hot tub for you to enjoy. Check out more photos of this beautiful property and find your next reason to celebrate with friends and family. Coastal-Chic Style Celebration was designed with coastal relaxation in mind and incorporates a tropical color palette in each room. The living room’s open floor plan flows into the kitchen and dining area, which is brought together by a sweeping vaulted ceiling. The light green walls compliment the many windows in the space that allow plenty of natural light in during the day. Two plush couches in the living room along with a chaise lounge and a chair with an ottoman make this the ultimate ...